Chapters
Annual Report 2020

Reporting benchmarks

Rating agency

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

N/A

Rank: n/a
Score: C-

Rank: 30/89 (in NL) Score: C

Rank: 25/77 (in NL) Score: B

Rank: 20/88 (in NL) Score: B

Transparency Benchmark (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs)

Rank: 161/500
Points: 76/200

Rank: 84/500
Score: 147/200

N/A

Rank: 52/487
Score: 59.2/100

N/A

Tax Transparency Benchmark (Association of Investors for Sustainable Development, or VBDO)

Rank: 41/68
Score: 11/39

Rank: 35/76
Score: 14/37

Rank: 17-21/76
Score: 17/35

Rank: 21-25
Score: 20/35

Rank: 13-15
Score: 25/35

Sustainalytics

N/A

Rank: n/a
Score: 60/80

Rank: 6/139
Score: 74/80

Rank: 6/131
Score: 75/100

Rank: 2/131
Score: 80/100

FTSE4Good

N/A

N/A

Rank: 83%
Score: 3.8/5

Rank: 72%
Score: 3.4/5

Rank: 80%
Score: 3.5/5

Every year, our sustainability performance is benchmarked by various rating agencies. We believe benchmarking is a good way to improve sector-wide performance and therefore actively participate in the CDP, the Dutch Transparency Benchmark, the VBDO Tax Transparency benchmark, Sustainalytics and FTSE4Good.

The table above is an overview of benchmarks we have participated in over recent years along with our scores, rankings and progress.

In July 2019, we refinanced our Revolving Credit Facility and we added a sustainability feature to it, whereby the margins are linked to our sustainability ranking by Sustainalytics.

In July 2020, we confirmed that we increased our Sustainalytics score by five points, from 75 to 80. Thanks to a score improvement of more than four points, we were able to receive a 2.5 basis point discount on our Sustainability Linked Loan margin mentioned above.